August 2005: The administration in Paraguay began investigating a large influx of Cubans. Government officials in Asunción suspect that Cuban Intelligence Officers were entering the country in the guise of medical staff or tourists. Paraguayan officials said that foreign nations provided the information that led to this investigation. At the time, roughly 200 Cubans were entering Paraguay monthly. The Police and Prosecutor’s Office seemed most concerned about the Cuban medical brigades in Paraguay’s interior, which operated free of any oversight.